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Composers & Musicians

  • Dig If You Will The Pictureby Ben Greenman

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 19.99

    Ben Greenman's monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star's death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a string of critically acclaimed albums and a new solo tour, the Minneapolis Genius looked set for a renaissance after a quiet-ish (by his standards) decade or so. And... more...

  • Dolly on Dollyby Randy L. Schmidt

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    "Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million... more...

  • Billie Holidayby Carlos Sampayo; Jose Muñoz

    NBM Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...),... more...

  • The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Tasteby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    All-new interviews with 33 of the world's leading composers--from Adams and Crumb to Gubaïdulina and Rihm--give unique insights into the creative process. more...

  • The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Tasteby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 22.72

    Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world's most respected interviewer of living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music , Varga has confrontedthirty-three composers with quotations carefully chosen to elicit their thoughts about an issue that is crucial for any serious creative artist: How... more...

  • Infinite Tuesdayby Michael Nesmith

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 28.00

    Michael Nesmith?s eclectic, electric life spans his star-making role on The Monkees , his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality. Above all, his is a seeker?s story, a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by. That search took Nesmith from a childhood in Dallas,... more...

  • The Cake and the Rainby Jimmy Webb

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Jimmy Webb?s words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Linda Ronstadt. He?s the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently with a Kanye... more...

  • When the World Stopped to Listenby Stuart Isacoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 27.95

    From the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Piano, the captivating story of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where, at the height of Cold War tensions, an American musician showed the potential of art to change the world. April of 1958--the Iron Curtain was at its heaviest, and the outcome of the Tchaikovsky International... more...

  • Dig If You Will the Pictureby Ben Greenman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 19.60

    A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our culture Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to the New Yorker , and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been... more...

  • An Outlaw and a Ladyby Jessi Colter; David Ritz

    Thomas Nelson 2017; US$ 21.59

    Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found. more...